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Caitlin Watters

Caitlin Watters has written 2 posts for EcoChronicle

Going ‘azul’ in Costa Rica

HEREDIA, Costa Rica – In Costa Rica, “flying blue” may be even better than “going green.” The Blue Flag Ecological Program, known as Bandera Azul, is an international program adopted in Costa Rica to improve each community’s environment. Established in 1996 in Europe, it encourages citizens to recycle and conserve natural resources through a variety of … Continue reading

Two solutions to cattail infestation cause other problems

By Caitlin Watters and Kelly Juric PALO VERDE NATIONAL PARK, Costa Rica – Home to more than 400 species of animals, Palo Verde National Park is slowly being taken over by an alien plant. Typha is a trouble plant that dominates the wetlands during the rainy season, destroying other plants and disrupting the wildlife that … Continue reading

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